Excerpt from Before and Behind the Curtain, or Fifteen Years' Observations Among the Theatres of New York
Duction into that mysterious region - that manufactory of mimic worlds, whose conjurors in fustian jackets and paper caps, without the aid of Aladdin's lamp, change you a... forest into a front parlor, a desert into a dining-room, a stormy ocean into a ¿ower garden, a palac'e into a den of thieves, on the sound of a boatswain's whistle. When a boy, who. Has not longed for his introduction behind the scenes, and.
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